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Carrying a Canoe

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Triangleacre1, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Triangleacre1

    Triangleacre1 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My friend has a 14 foot canoe that we want to take out with my 1st gen short bed. I was wondering if we should probably just go ahead and find a trailer to haul it on. I was told a good rule is that if 50% or more of what u haul is hanging out of the bed then use a trailer. correct?
     
  2. Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    That's a good rule but you won't have 50% of the canoe hanging out. You have a 6' bed and the tailgate down (roughly 2' for the tailgate). Tie the front in so it can't slide backwards, strap it down and put a red flag on the end sticking out the back and you'll be fine. If you have access to a trailer, then it's a good option but not a necessity in my opinion.

    I've also seen people buy foam pads and put the canoe so it's resting on the tailgate and the cab of the truck. Personally, I wouldn't do that to my truck but I've seen it done.
     
  3. Triangleacre1

    Triangleacre1 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks alot for the input. I will probably try it with the tailgate down and see how that works.
     
  4. Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    No problem, just make sure you strap it down so it doesn't bounce in the bed when you hit a bump.
     
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    I hauled a 14' canoe in the back of mine (also a 6' bed). It sucked, glad I didn't have to go far. Wouldn't do it again.

    Mike
     
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    these are old ass pictures but....you can do it. ;)
     
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